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September 1, 2008 - Industry News

Coalition Urges Feds to Reject I-80 Tolls

Last week, a coalition of highway users that includes major trucking groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to reject a request from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for permission to toll Interstate 80

Tags: Highways

September 1, 2008 - Industry News

Infrastructure Addressed in Campaigns

Both the Democrats and the Republicans are addressing the infrastructure issue as we head into the final two months of the presidential campaign

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Deadline Nears For TCA Driver Nominations

The Truckload Carriers Association is accepting applications for drivers and owner-operators with superior safety records, who represent a positive image of the industry, and make an effort to protect the environment and/or give back to their community

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge Launch Best Employer Survey

The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge will launch the first annual Best Fleets to Drive For survey to identify and celebrate the top employers in the North American for-hire trucking industry

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Opens New Sales Headquarters

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America opened its new sales, marketing and distribution headquarters in Redford, Mich

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

IANA Declares Support for ATA Lawsuit Against SoCal Port Concession Plans

The Intermodal Association of North America announced it will back the American Trucking Associations' motion for an injunction against the Concession Plans of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Tags: Intermodal

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Continental Raises Tire Prices

Continental Tire North America announced a price increase of up to 10 percent on all Continental, General, Semperit and Private Brand Truck tires

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing, City Harvest Team Up

City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to feeding New York City's hungry, is the first Penske customer to commit to operate a fleet of hybrid trucks

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Melton Truck Lines Wins Quest for Quality Award

Melton Truck Lines, Tulsa, Okla., was named a recipient of Logistics Management magazine's Quest for Quality Award for the fourth consecutive year

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Xata Reports Third Quarter Results

Xata Corp. reported a 103 percent increase in sales for the third quarter ended June 30, as sales increased to $16.2 million from $8 million for the same period in fiscal 2007

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Magazine Names Triple Crown Top Intermodal Carrier -- Again

Triple Crown Services Company was named the transportation industry's best "Rail/Intermodal Service Provider" by Logistics Management magazine in its 25th annual "Quest for Quality" survey

August 28, 2008 - Industry News

Denso First-quarter Financial Results

Denso Corp. recently announced global financial results for its first fiscal quarter, which ended June 30

August 27, 2008 - Industry News

Fikes Truck Line Now Approved FEMA Carrier

Fikes Truck Line, Hope, Ark., is now an approved transportation supplier for the Federal Emergency Management Agency

August 27, 2008 - Industry News

Fifth Largest Beverage Distributor Chooses Hybrids

New Orleans-based Crescent Crown Distributing, the country's fifth largest beverage distributor, has signed a full-service lease with PacLease for Peterbilt Model 335 Hybrids

August 27, 2008 - Industry News

PSI's Cohn to Chair SAE Technical Session

Al Cohn, director of New Market Development and Engineering Support for Pressure Systems International, will chair the session "Fuel, Fuel, Fuel and Your Tires" at the SAE International Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition in October

Tags: Events

August 27, 2008 - Industry News

DOT Awards $14.7 Million for Rural Roads Safety

Fourteen states, three counties and two parishes will receive $14.7 million in Rural Safety Innovation Program funds to improve safety on rural roads, including projects on Interstates such as I-10 and I-55

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

SMC³ Seminar to Cover LTL Fundamentals

SMC³'s 2008 Fundamentals of LTL Transportation seminar will provide a focused examination of how less-than-truckload carriers and their supply chain partners have adapted to the demands of a competitive marketplace and global trade

Tags: Events

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Paccar Opens Used Truck Distribution Facility in Southeast

Paccar Financial Corp. opened its second used truck center near Spartanburg, S.C., offering an extensive selection of Kenworth and Peterbilt used trucks to Paccar dealers, non-Paccar dealers, independent wholesalers, and retail fleet and owner-operator buyers

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

VDOT Launches 511 Service

The Virginia Department of Transportation's new free 511Virginia.org Web site offers continuously updated traffic and travel information

Tags: Highways

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Diesel Technology Forum To Host Clean Diesel Webinar

The Diesel Technology Forum is hosting "Clean Diesel - Driving America's Energy Solutions," a webinar discussion on how clean diesel vehicles can help drivers, businesses, and communities across the nation save money and reduce petroleum consumption and GHG emissions

Tags: Events

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

ATA Tonnage Index Falls in July

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3 percent in July, marking the first month-to-month drop since April

Tags: Economy

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Ritchie Bros. To Auction Performance Transport, Alvan Assets

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will be selling approximately 1,000 specialized car carriers on behalf of the trustee for Performance Transportation Services (PTS)

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Northwood University Announces Chair and Vice Chair of 45th Annual Auto Show

The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University named Nicole Paparella for general chair of the 2008 Northwood University International Auto Show and Blake Wilcox vice chair

Tags: Events

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

Study: Plastic Pallets Better for Environment

An independent study comparing the environmental impacts of iGPS' all-plastic pallet and the typical pooled multi-use wood pallet has documented that iGPS' pallet has a significantly lower environmental impact

August 26, 2008 - Industry News

WheelTime Deploys Tractor-Trailer.net

WheelTime member locations are now subscribing to Tractor-Trailer.net from Mitchell 1, which provides instant access to the latest detailed procedural information, color photos, diagnostics and wiring diagrams

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